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Women's tennis finishes season with 8-1 decision at Williams

Erika Blauth '12 fell 6-1, 6-2 at third singles in the Bobcats' season finale at Williams. (File photo)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Bates women's tennis team faced one of its toughest opponents in its final match of the season at Williams, as the No. 2 nationally ranked Ephs rolled to an 8-1 NESCAC victory. Bates received its point at No. 4 singles, where Caroline Capute retired due to injury while tied 2-2 with Bates sophomore Ashley Brunk (Phoenix, Ariz.).

Junior Erika Blauth (Camden, Maine) fared the best in singles play for the Bobcats, falling 6-1, 6-2 to Nicole Reich at third singles. Sophomore Jacqui Holmes (Harvard, Mass.) lost 6-1, 6-1 at first singles to Nancy Worley.

The Bobcats finish 4-15 for the year.

Williams 8, Bates 1

April 30, 2011 at Williams

Doubles

1. Nicole Reich/Lucy Marchese (W) def. Jacqui Holmes/Meg Anderson (B) 8-1

2. Kristin Alotta/Taylor French (W) def. Ashley Brunk/Nicole Russell (B) 8-3

3. Nancy Worley/Caroline Capute (W) def. Erika Blauth/Kristen Doerer (B) 8-3

Singles

1. Worley def. Holmes 6-1, 6-1

2. Elkins def. Anderson 6-0 6-0

3. Reich def. Blauth 6-1, 6-2

4. Brunk def. Capute (ret.)

5. Shoemaker def. Russell 6-0 6-0

6. Friedman def. Doerer 6-2 6-0